Monday, August 30, 2010

Pass it so we can see what's in it, Write it so the author can read it, Re-educate us so we will swallow it.

Here's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on ObamaCare® explaining that we had to pass the ObamaCare® bill to see what is in it. 

But wait....Here's Senator Max Baucus affirming that he wrote the Healthcare bill, but hasn't really, like, read it:
Baucus replied that if Libby residents (his townhall meeting audience) assembled an economic development plan, he would do what he could to help, and he took credit for “essentially” writing the health care bill that passed the Senate.

“I don’t think you want me to waste my time to read every page of the health care bill. You know why? It’s statutory language,” Baucus said. “We hire experts.”

Yep.  Politicians don't write laws.  Lobbyists do.  And they have never, ever had such a flock of sheep just waiting to be trimmed. 

Finally, here's Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, talking to ABC News Radio:

Unfortunately, there still is a great deal of confusion about what is in [the reform law] and what isn’t,” Sebelius told ABC News Radio in an interview Monday.
With several vulnerable House Democrats touting their votes against the bill, and Republicans running on repeal, Sebelius said “misinformation given on a 24/7 basis” has led to the enduring opposition nearly six months after the lengthy debate ended in Congress.
“So, we have a lot of reeducation to do,” Sebelius said.
No, no, guys are doing just fine.  Keep talking, keep talking.  We were supposed to pass the bill to see what was in it, but they guy who "wrote" the bill says that it isn't done yet because it's still being massaged by lobbyists and lawyers, but one day soon, ObamaCare® will be revealed in all its glory. 

Finally, here is one last video.  If you're an American taxpayer, you paid for it, and it features a cross-section of America promoting some ultra-wholesome Big Brotherism.  I didn't spot an Apache Bricklayer or a Transvestite Blacksmith, but all other categories of folks are covered. 
This thing will live forever. 
As long as people like to laugh, they will play this video.  In my retirement, I want to set up a theatre to play "An Inconvenient Truth", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", and this government video, every weekend at midnight, for the edification of the young. 
Lord have mercy, historians and economists are going to have fun with this thing:

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